This cruise was one of the most immeasurable ways to end my year! It was packed with many remarkable encounters with bar-tenders, people, strangers, & lots of entertaining activities thought my 4 days there. Many of those moments were ... Read More
This cruise was one of the most immeasurable ways to end my year! It was packed with many remarkable encounters with bar-tenders, people, strangers, & lots of entertaining activities thought my 4 days there. Many of those moments were trying to follow the list of activities in the morning while talking to bar-tenders and random strangers at night. I love how they have an app that allows me to look at the weather, follow activities throughout the day, and having the option to text my family members. The buffet was also amazing with the 24-hour ice cream machine. Overall my experience with this Cruise was very enjoyable and I loved each and every moment I was there.
Although...that isn't the main reason why I am typing this review. The central reason why I am typing this review was because of the astonishing bar-tenders, everything else was quite nice and average; however, the bar-tenders went above and beyond despite anything extra. This was probably because I tend to just sit down at one of the bars and just ask for water. I am too young for anything else, fortunately. After I would just talk to the bar-tenders about their day and life problems, and I was surprised about the response I got from them. I highly enjoyed talking to many bar-tenders on my cruise just because of how friendly and kind they were.
A lot of the bar-tenders are such kind-hearted, relateable, & sympathetic people. There were many bars that were extraordinary and thoughtful, however, I didn't go to all the bar-tenders at my cruise just because there were so many.
Here is a list of the Bars I went to and why they were so Exquisite and Friendly:
The "Academy Bar" was one of my favorites as their beverages we're so fancy, even if I only ordered water, other drinks we're extremely elegant also. The people working there deserves an increase in salary. I see they're incredibly hardworking with their timely fashion drinks.
Another bar that was adequate was the "Red Frog Bar". This bar had 3 people that were so friendly and nice. These nice people gave me a great amount of courage about my career and future! I loved them so much and they talked about life with me. I got to know them very well! On the last day, these 3 people would talk to me about life and how I should always be positive in life because depression is a real struggle and it hard avoiding it especially when my life lack positivity sometimes. Their life was really difficult as well due to the fact that they weren't American and has many struggles with life in their country. I also learned that many of these bar-tenders, maybe other workers at the cruise, get a break after 6-8 months, which is really long time if you think about it.
The last bar, I will mention, in this review was the absolute BEST BAR I really wish their managers can read this right now and give them A PROMOTION!!! THEY WERE THE BEST PEOPLE I EVER MEET ON THE CRUISE!!! I never meet such kind-hearted, funny, and honest people in my life. They were extremely relatable and generous. This bar was the main lobby bar or the "American Lobby" Bar where I would always meet 2 people working there. These names for which I share for the purpose of requesting promotion for these two people just for their hard-working everyday duties. There was a man named "Manny" and a woman named "Li", there was also another woman named "Uni" which I didn't get to talk to until the last day I was there. I would meet them every day at midnight, after 12, just to find them working at the bar cleaning the area for the next day. I would commonly talk to them, joke around, and talk about their life and my life also. For all the four days I was there, we meet every night except once. The last night, however, was the busiest night, I came to them as usual after 12 and they said they were pretty busy at the time and might they have to stay up until 3 am; which is what happened. I promise to stay up with them, which is what I did and I had so much fun talking to them and in the end, it was definitely worth it. They cleaned the entire bar spotless and the manager was satisfied at the end.
Although at the end we departed, after we took some selfies and pictures, It was a night I never forget just because of the experience I had with them and the remarkably strong relationships with them. "Manny" and "Li" definitely should deserve a PROMOTION because of their extremely positive attitude, hard-working unique humorous jokes I've never seen anywhere else.
Well, I guess that concludes my adventure, Thank you so much for having me on the cruise! it was an experience I will never get anywhere else! I would talk about all the other things like dining, entertainment, and Service, but I got a term paper due in a few hours and I really just wanted to write this review to explain the incredible bar-tenders Carnival Valor has. Everything else was just... nice and average, entertainment was great, most of the activities were 21 or older or 14 or younger, anyways but later I realized most of the activities that were all ages were in the "American Lobby" (Main Lobby). Service was surpassing also, and dining was wonderful.
(I see most people come here to criticize cruise, but I am here for a more accurate and positive point of view)
Thank you so much again and I really enjoyed everything! Thank you! Read Less